> I have founded tangogps and spent over 2000 hours of development on it > so quite naturally I am the SABDFL of tangogps. And it is a rather > successful project: it has been picked up by over 25 distributions and > it has far more than 100.000 happy users in pretty much every corner of > the world.
I honestly believe that if it wasn't for TangoGPS, and therefore yourself Marcus, the initial uptake of the Openmoko devices would have been much slower. This community owes a great deal to your hard work. OpenStreetMap has probably benefited too as well. TangoGPS demonstrated that the Neo1973 and FreeRunner were (are) viable platforms and that there was (is) value to be gained from a phone running Open Source software. By "demonstrated" I mean that you could give the phone to someone, have them walk around outside, and they'd come back excited about what could be done. I remember getting an engineering sample of the FreeRunner and having many email conversations with Markus about getting TangoGPS to run on it. It wasn't exactly hard, but I was known to make a mistake or two along the way; at least in the end TangoGPS was about the first application I ran on the FreeRunner and I was, I think, the first person to ever do it. Thankfully Openmoko inc saw the value and sent Marcus a phone too. Thanks for all your contributions Marcus, we all owe you a lot, even if some people fail to realise that. Cheers, Joseph 2010/1/7 Marcus Bauer <marcus.ba...@gmail.com>: > On Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:36:21 +0200 > "Risto H. Kurppa" <ri...@kurppa.fi> wrote: > >> The community shall be the judge and point me where did I go wrong. > > The community did already: Risto Kurppa, you have been sending me your > massively abusive emails after the release of 0.9.3. They were so far > beyond anything acceptable that I > > a) got a lawyer in Helsinki to deal with you and > b) informed the Ubuntu Community Council. > > The Ubuntu Community Council consists of experienced and well > respected members of the open source community and the council was very > concerned about your behaviour, Risto Kurppa. The reply was written by a > certain well known 'Mark Shuttleworth' from which I guess I can cite the > following quote: > > | Thanks for raising this with us. The language he has used is very > | unfortunate, it does come across as "I will embarrass you unless you > | respond the way I want you to", and that's not something we could > | support in an Ubuntu member. > > I have nothing to add to that. > > The fact that you have registered #tangogps on freenode against the > policy that only people affiliated with the project shall register a > channel and after your inadequate behaviour in the past is thus pure > provocation. > > Open source / free software is a meritocracy - the more you do for a > project the more you can influence it. Actually writing friendly emails > gains everyone quickly influence. Writing abusive emails like you > did to me a year ago, Risto Kurppa, certainly does not gain you > influence. > > I have founded tangogps and spent over 2000 hours of development on it > so quite naturally I am the SABDFL of tangogps. And it is a rather > successful project: it has been picked up by over 25 distributions and > it has far more than 100.000 happy users in pretty much every corner of > the world. > > Just have a look how many projects are on sourceforge that are 0.0.1 > alpha and never took off. I'd say less than 5% of the projects come to > life and stay alive for more than 2 years. It needs dedication, energy > and cojones to get a project off the ground. And a good deal of the > ernergy comes from people using it, from people sending feedback, from > people spreading the word because they like it. > > Thanks to all those that have one way or other contributed to tangoGPS > - your energy was and is well appreciated and put to good use :) > > > Marcus Bauer > Developer of tangoGPS - the fast and user friendly map viewer > http://www.tangogps.org/ > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community > _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community